2012 Ford Focus Electric Makes it to the first MPGe

2012 Ford Focus Electric 2012 Ford Focus Electric Makes it to the first MPGe

2012 Ford Focus Electric 3 2012 Ford Focus Electric Makes it to the first MPGe

Ford Motor Company had previously launched this car, as a concept named Ford Focus BEV, in the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009. Of course with more tweaking and makeover – the name got changed to Ford Focus Electric, and it was unveiled at the Consumer Electrics 2011.

The company has announced that this 2012 Focus Electric is the first of its kind electric vehicle. It has seating capacity of five, and achieves a 100 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) fuel efficiency rating.

This has outdone its other rivals like the Nissan Leaf with 99 MPGe and the Chevrolet Volt’s 93 MPGe.

This car costs $2.10 to travel 80 miles, and this is based on the amount of energy it would take (in kilowatt-hours) and with the national average cost of a kilowatt-hour.

Driving the same distance in a gasoline-powered vehicle which gets 30 mpg is going to cost $8.80, however, we have found based on a per gallon cost of $3.30.

The order books for the lithium-ion (li-ion) batter power Focus Electric will open in November, in California, New York and New Jersey. The availability of the car would expand to fifteen more states come 2012, and the production would begin to increase.

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